April 27, 2020

Of Memories, Motherhood, and Moonshots: How Asking the Right Questions Changes Everything 900am  -  1000am Of Memories, Motherhood, and Moonshots: How Asking the Right Questions Changes Everything Stony Brook

Of Memories, Motherhood, and Moonshots: How Asking the Right Questions Changes Everything

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Our world is as challenging as ever. Knowledge is abundant but has not solved all our problems. We’re more connected but lonelier, more medically advanced, but sicker, more educated but still struggling with poverty. The Information Age has given rise to an era in which creativity and innovation are commodified. What is the role of questions in such an environment?

Questions are both the tool and the fuel for these commodities. Asking questions is easy. Asking the right questions is less so. If answers are the destination and knowledge the roads, then the right questions serve as our GPS.

How can we build capacity, understand complexity, and use collaboration to achieve equitable outcomes given a set of challenging constraints? In this presentation, Sheila B. Robinson, Ed.D, author of Designing Quality Survey Questions, will share stories of how those who have posed great questions actually changed the world and how the power and promise of improved questioning skills can change yours.